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June 2018

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Music Accompanist Needed

Thursday, June 28, 2018 to Sunday, July 15, 2018
Geneseo UMC is in search of a music accompanist for Sunday morning Worship Service. We are looking for a keyboard/pianist. They would provide all music for Sunday Service. Please contact Deb Mumm: rdmumm@gmail.com

Part-time Administrative Assistant

Thursday, June 28, 2018 to Sunday, June 10, 2018
Geneseo United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant. The successful applicant should enjoy working with the public. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Publisher is preferred, along with data entry experience ...

Hurricane Harvey District Wide Multi- Generational Mission

Saturday, July 21, 2018 6:00 AM to Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Location: Manchester UMC
The Northeast and East Central Districts of the Iowa Conference of the UMC are joining together to travel to Texas as a UMCOR disaster relief team responding to Hurricane Harvey. The mission dates are July 21-29, 2018. The cost is $450.00 per ...

Race: The Power of an Illusion

Monday, August 13, 2018
RACIAL EQUITY AWARENESS LEARNING EXCHANGES *       Jesus calls us to love God and love neighbor. *       Racial justice is an ongoing focus of United Methodist Women mission work. *       We are called to live out the Charter for Racial Justice in ...

Worship in the Park - Lunch - Ice Cream Social

Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:00 PM to 2:00 PM
HEY EVERYBODY LET’S PARTY OUTSIDE!!!!! Sunday, August 26 @ 10:00: We are going to worship, picnic and have The Ice Cream Social in the park. Yes, we are going to worship in our beautiful pavilion. And then we are going to eat together. EVERYONE IS ...

Faith for Energy Equity Workshop

Monday, August 27, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Sunnybrook Community Church
You are invited to join a new Iowa Interfaith Power & Light initiative called "Faith for Energy Equity." We are kicking off this initiative with workshops for faith leaders in Iowa to connect with one another and to imagine a shared response to ...

Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 5:00 PM to Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Annual mission fundraiser - serving taverns, coneys, chips, homemade pies and beverages

Labor Day Creamed Turkey Dinner

Monday, September 3, 2018 11:00 AM to Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Creamed turkey over homemade biscuits, coney dogs, pie and ice cream.

Preachin’ is the ART of Public Speaking

Monday, September 17, 2018 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Atlantic, First UMC
Monday, September 17, 2018 Atlantic, First UMC  (800 Poplar St, Atlantic, IA 50022) 9:00am to 5:00pm .7 CEU’s  event Cost $50 for Clergy or $10 for Laity. Lunch provided. Presenters: Dan Wiebesiek and Andy Rubinking Register by Tuesday, September 4th...

East Central District UMW Annual Meeting

Friday, September 21, 2018 9:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Vinton Wesley United Methodist Church
All United Methodist Women and pastors from across the district are invited to celebrate the year's accomplishments, receive leadership training, and be inspired as BOLD women and men of faith, hope and love in action. Rev. Clint Twedt-Ball will ...

Day Apart Workshop: Working with the Third Age

Monday, September 24, 2018 10:00 AM to Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Location: Iowa U.M. Conference Office
The Office of Pastoral Care and Counseling presents DAY APART WORKSHOP: WORKING WITH THE THIRD AGE  The Third Age refers to Adult Experience beginning at 45. This is a time when people begin reflecting on spiritual life in new ways. Recent research ...

United Methodist Men Four Conference Rally

Friday, September 28, 2018 6:00 PM to Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Location: Lake Okoboji Camp and Retreat Center
UNITED METHODIST MEN FOUR CONFERENCE RALLY Dakotas, Great Plains, Iowa, Minnesota-Men Sharing God's Love since 1998 Hosted by Iowa UMMen Details: September 28-30, 2018 Lake Okoboji Camp and Retreat Center Friday Evening, 6:00 pm—Sunday Worship @ ...

NW District Lay Servant Training

Saturday, September 29, 2018 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Spencer, Grace UMC
Saturday, September 29 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Spencer, Grace United Methodist Church (311 2nd Ave W, Spencer, Iowa)   Classes:              Basic Lay Servant Training              Advanced:  Dancing with Words              Advanced:  Leading Prayer     ...

Archer's Lord's Acre Day

Saturday, October 27, 2018 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Archer United Methodist Church is hosting its 67th Annual celebration of Lord’s Acre Day! The theme is “We Gather Together.” Everyone is cordially invited to attend! Date: Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 Time: • Worship – 10 AM • Lunch – 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM ...

Race: The Power of an Illusion

Monday, October 29, 2018
RACIAL EQUITY AWARENESS LEARNING EXCHANGES *       Jesus calls us to love God and love neighbor. *       Racial justice is an ongoing focus of United Methodist Women mission work. *       We are called to live out the Charter for Racial Justice in ...

Fall 2018 Order of Elders, Order of Deacons, Fellowship of Local Pastors & Associate Members Event

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Fall 2018 Order of Elders, Order of Deacons, Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members Event Tuesday, October 30th from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Marshalltown, First United Methodist Church (202 West Main Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158 )  Online ...

Annual "FALL" Church Supper

Saturday, November 3, 2018 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Walker UMC
The Walker United Methodist Church, 101 Ely St., Walker, IA will hold its “Annual Fall Supper” on November 3, 2018 at 5:00 PM. Pork Loin, dressing, mashed potatoes gravy, homemade applesauce and rolls, desserts drinks. Tickets are $8.00 for adults ...

United Church of Primghar's Lord's Harvest

Sunday, November 4, 2018 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
LORD’S HARVEST “Rise Up Build” SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH 9:00 A.M. WORSHIP SERVICE 10:00 A.M. COFFEE FELLOWSHIP LIVE AUCTION KIDS CARNIVAL NOON- 1:00 LUNCH (Taverns Cream Chicken) (free will offering) Everyone is Welcome!

NW District Clergy Day Apart

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: LeMars UMC
Lanette Plambeck, Director of Clergy and Leadership Excellence for the Iowa Annual Conference will be leading the day.  Here is what she says about the day apart: “It is my belief all clergy – no matter our location in ministry – desire to be at our ...

Election Night Soup & Pie Supper

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Election Night Soup Supper Tuesday, November 6, 2018 5-7 pm At the United Church of Primghar A freewill offering will be accepted.

Monroe Uinited Methodist Church Annual Turkey Supper

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Monroe United Methodist Church
The Annual Turkey Supper will be held at the church, 407 N Monroe featuring turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, coleslaw, pie and drink. Cost is $10 for adults, $4 for kids 6 and under. Take out is available. Contact the ...

Northwest District Clergy and Family Christmas Party

Friday, December 7, 2018 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Cherokee, St Paul's UMC
The Northwest District Ministry Team and District Superintendency Committee would like to invite all clergy and their families to the Northwest District Christmas Party!  It will be held at Cherokee, St Paul's UMC on Friday, December 7 beginning at ...

Webinar: W-2 and Year End Reporting for Local Churches

Monday, January 7, 2019 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
For the past few years, the Conference has offered an webinar providing instructions for your W-2 and Year-End Reporting needs.  We would like to invite you again to attend a live webinar that will go over the information regarding clergy W-2 ...

Webinar: W-2 and Year End Reporting for Local Churches

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
For the past few years, the Conference has offered an webinar providing instructions for your W-2 and Year-End Reporting needs.  We would like to invite you again to attend a live webinar that will go over the information regarding clergy W-2 ...

Budget Team Listening Session: North Liberty

Sunday, January 13, 2019 2:45 PM to 4:15 PM
Location: North Liberty United Methodist Church
Watch the Livestream of the North Liberty Budget Listening Session at 2:45 from here: https://vimeo.com/310444847

Budget Team Listening Session: Carroll

Sunday, January 20, 2019 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: Carroll First United Methodist Church

Budget Team Listening Session: Ames

Saturday, January 26, 2019 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Ames First United Methodist Church

2019 Advocacy Day with Bishop Laurie Haller

Monday, January 28, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Wesley United Methodist Church
Monday, January 28, 2019 9:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Wesley UMC | 800 E 12th Street, Des Moines, IA Who should attend? United Methodist UMW and other Church Members & Pastors; others interested in advocacy work, Children/Youth Mental Health, and Medicaid ...
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One Board Model Training

Monday, March 25, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Sheldon United Methodist Church
Come and learn about the One Board Model to use in your local church.  All Clergy and Laity are welcome!

NW District Lay Servant Training

Saturday, April 6, 2019 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Early UMC
Saturday, April 6 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Early United Methodist Church Classes will be Basic, Life Together in the UM Connection (Polity) and Accountable Discipleship.  The cost will be $20 per person.  It will need to be paid online at the time of ...

Laity Day with the Bishop

Saturday, April 6, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Collegiate United Methodist Church
Location: Collegiate in Ames Join other lay people from across the Iowa Conference for a stimulating day.  Bishop Laurie will lead us in reflecting on the February General Conference as we look to the future.  Lay delegates to General Conference have...

Spring 2019 Order of Elders, Order of Deacons, & the Fellowship of Local Pastors & Associate Members Event

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Ames, First United Methodist Church
Spring 2019 Order of Elders, Order of Deacons, & the Fellowship of Local Pastors & Associate Members Event Tuesday, April 9th from 10 a.m.—3 p.m. at Ames, First UMC (516 Kellogg Ave., Ames, IA 50010) Online Registration Printable Registration General...

Central District UMW Day Apart

Saturday, April 13, 2019 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  Hospitality is the theme of the Central District United Methodist Women annual Day Apart from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Burns United Methodist Church, 1909 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway in Des Moines. All men and women of the ...

NW District Conference

Sunday, April 28, 2019 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Spencer, Grace UMC
The Northwest District Conference will be held in the afternoon of April 28.  This will be a time of celebration of our District Ministries and planning for the future!  

Show and Shine - Ice Cream Social

Sunday, August 18, 2019 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Rock Branch UMC
The 3rd Annual Rock Branch Car Show and Shine - Ice Cream Social features cars, tractors, brownies, ice cream! You might even see pickups and motorcycles!! Rock Branch UMC is "The Church of the Open Country" at 1610 Lee Avenue, rural Correctionville,...

Central District Basic & Advanced Lay Servant Ministries Classes

Saturday, September 7, 2019
Location: Des Moines, Burns United Methodist Church
Basic Class and Advanced Class opportunities. When: Saturday, September 7, 2019 Where: Des Moines, Burns United Methodist Church                   1909 MLK Pkwy                  Des Moines, IA 50314 Click HERE to register. Welcome will begin at ...

Fall 2019 Order of Elders, Order of Deacons, Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members Event

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 10:00 AM to Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Location: Ankeny, First UMC Christian Life Center
Tuesday, October 1st at 10 a.m. through Wednesday, October 2nd at 3 p.m. Ankeny, First UMC Christian Life Center (710 NE 36th Street, Ankeny, IA 50021) Registration fee is $45 and includes lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday. Childcare is available but ...

NW District Lay Servant Training

Saturday, October 5, 2019 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Sioux City, First UMC
Northwest District Lay Servant/Speaker Training Saturday, October 5, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Sioux City, First United Methodist Church   Cost: $20/person (includes lunch)  You must pay online when you register!!  There will be no money accepted the day of...

Central District Committee on Ministry

Monday, October 7, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Conference Center-Martin Boehm-Suzanna Wesley

Transform Sunday Morning

Saturday, October 12, 2019 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Cedar Rapids
Bring your team (program staff, worship associates, artists, musicians and other interested people) to discover ways to enliven and deepen your congregation’s worship services. Based on presenter Marcia McFee’s book Think Like a Filmmaker, this ...
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145th Church Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, October 13, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Walker UMC
Please plan to attend the 145th Church Anniversary Celebration at the Walker UMC. Please bring memorabilia, pictures and stories to tell of the past. Brunch will follow the 9 am Worship Service, food provided.

Special Guest: Dr. Steve Meyer, Siouxland Tanzania Educational Medical Ministries

Sunday, October 27, 2019 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Sutherland United Methodist Church is pleased to invite all who are available to hear our guest speaker, Dr. Steve Meyer, founder of Siouxland Tanzania Educational Medical Ministries. Originally from Hartley, Iowa, Dr. Meyer will be speaking about ...

Greenfield Ingathering

Saturday, November 2, 2019
Ingathering will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Click here to find the flyer for the Greenfield Site - Greenfield UMC 108 SW 5th St, Greenfield, IA 50849 OR Mt. Pleasant Site - Iowa Wesleyan University Howe Student Activity Center at Broadway...

40th Annual Conference-wide Ingathering

Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:00 AM
The 40th Annual Mission Ingathering will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at five locations throughout the state—First UMC in Cedar Falls, St. Paul’s UMC in Cherokee, Greenfield UMC, Iowa Wesleyan University in Mount Pleasant, & Asbury UMC in ...

Harvest Turkey Dinner

Saturday, November 2, 2019 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Laurens UMC
Laurens United Methodist Church 1st Annual Harvest Turkey Dinner Menu: Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Coleslaw, Watergate Salad & Ice Cream. 13 yrs. old & adult ~ $10 5 yrs. 12 yrs. old ~ $ 7 under 5 yrs. ~ FREE Carry outs ...

Annual UMW Turkey Supper

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 to 7:00 PM
Location: Monroe United Methodist Church
UMW Annual Turkey Supper. Features turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, pie and a drink. $5 for six and under, $11 for all others. Serving begins at 5:30.

Central District Operational Team

Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Central District Committee on Ministry

Monday, December 2, 2019 9:00 AM

No Room at the Inn Nativity Festival

Friday, December 6, 2019 10:00 AM to Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 5:00 PM
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Northwest District Christmas Party

Friday, December 6, 2019 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Cherokee, St Paul's UMC
The Northwest District will be hosting a Christmas Party for All Clergy and their families! Friday, December 6, 2019 Cherokee, St Paul's United Methodist Church 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm We will have dinner, singing of carols and a white elephant ...

Simpson Youth Academy Holiday Meal

Saturday, December 7, 2019 5:30 PM
Location: Simpson College - Great Hall
Please join us for Simpson Youth Academy's third annual Lessons & Carols Dinner! Share a great meal, meet participants, and hear reflections on Advent from our students. Buying a ticket also gets you a free, reserved seat for the beautiful Lessons & ...

Webinar: W-2 and 1099 Reporting for the Local Church

Monday, January 6, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
For the past few years, the Conference has offered an webinar providing instructions for your W-2 and Year-End Reporting needs.  We would like to invite you again to attend a live webinar that will go over the information regarding clergy W-2 ...

Webinar: W-2 and 1099 Reporting for the Local Church

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
For the past few years, the Conference has offered an webinar providing instructions for your W-2 and Year-End Reporting needs.  We would like to invite you again to attend a live webinar that will go over the information regarding clergy W-2 ...

Central District Parish Development

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Central District Laity Summit

Saturday, February 1, 2020 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Ankeny, First UMC
Central District Laity Summit Saturday February 1st, 2020 Ankeny First UMC Registration closed 1-25-2020, contact Angela Hansen-Abbas. Start 2020 off with other UMC Laity and focus on skills you need to grow your church and your leadership skills. ...

Candidacy Retreat

Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Conference Center
Candidates for ministry in the Iowa Annual Conference  have the opportunity to participate in a candidacy retreat as part of their candidacy process. All candidates who enter the process as of January 1, 2018, are required to attend a candidacy ...

Good Idea Webinar - The Basics of Online Worship

Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Good Idea Webinars feature Best Practices for Ministry in The United Methodist Church. They will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. except the first week, when they will be on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday at 10:00 a.m. These ...

Iowa Chrysalis Flight 39

Friday, March 27, 2020 8:00 AM to Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 6:00 PM
Location: Clarion UMC, Clarion Iowa and Church of Christ, Clarion, Iowa

POSTPONED!! SW District Day Apart

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Creighton University Retreat Center
span style="color:black; background:white">The Gift of Conflict – Session 2: Many churches and people in general are afraid of conflict and avoid it at all costs, but conflict is a gift! Conflict is simply the presence of two or more ideas occupying ...

The Art of Hospitality

Thursday, April 23, 2020 to Friday, April 24, 2020
Location: 13720 Roe Avenue
The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection will host The Art of Hospitality Conference April 23 – 24, 2020. The conference takes place at Church of the Resurrection’s Leawood, KS Campus and focuses on the ministry of welcome and intentional ...
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Quad Cities Emmaus Men's Walk #123

Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:00 AM to Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Spring Salad Luncheon

Thursday, April 23, 2020 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: First United Methodist Church
UMW from the First United Methodist Church, 202 W Main, Marshalltown, IA, 50158, will host their 47th Annual Spring Luncheon on Thursday,April 23rd, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. There will be vegetable, meat and fruit salads along with deviled eggs, ...

Quad Cities Emmaus Women's Walk #124

Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:00 PM to Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 7:00 PM

A (Virtual) Benefit Concert: A celebration of ministry

Friday, May 29, 2020 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Location: Women at the Well
We're gathering virtually--via Zoom--around the music of our longstanding friend Richard Bruxvoort Colligan and to celebrate the ministry of Women at the Well, at this time when Pastor Lee's time as pastor is drawing to a close. We'll gather on Zoom ...
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Iowa Walk to Emmaus - Men's Walk #146

Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:00 PM to Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Location: Grace United Methodist Church

Iowa Walk to Emmaus Women's Walk #147

Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:00 PM to Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Location: Grace United Methodist Church

Fall 2020 Orders & Fellowship Event - Rebuilding the Connection

Monday, October 19, 2020 10:00 AM to Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Our country grows more polarized and divided every day: in how we think, the words we use, our political system, and much more. Instead of The United Methodist Church showing the light of Christ to the world and demonstrating a way through the ...

Quad Cities Chrysalis Flight 134

Thursday, November 12, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020

Candidacy Retreat

Saturday, February 6, 2021 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The candidacy retreat which is a requirement of the candidacy process is an opportunity to further discern your call to ministry, learn more about the process, meet others on the journey, hear from those serving in different types of ministry and ...

Spring 2021 Orders & Fellowship Event - Building Up: Our Capacity, Our Relationships, Our Ministry

Thursday, March 18, 2021 9:00 AM to 3:15 PM
Building Up: Our Capacity, Our Relationships, Our Ministry, is the theme for the 2021 Order of Elders Retreat. This event will be online using zoom. Join us as Dr. Elaine A. Heath draws from Scripture and many years' experience in missional ministry,...

Central District Conference

Saturday, April 24, 2021 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM
District Conference will look a little different this year as you are asked to attend with the District that you will be a part of beginning July 1st.  

Basic Lay Servant Training

Saturday, May 8, 2021
Basic Lay Servant Ministries Training This course is foundational for all courses in lay servant ministries. May 8,15, 22 and 29 (Saturdays) from 9:00 am to 11:45 am through Zoom. Book: Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian ...

Basic Lay Servant Training

Saturday, May 15, 2021
Basic Lay Servant Ministries Training This course is foundational for all courses in lay servant ministries. May 8,15, 22 and 29 (Saturdays) from 9:00 am to 11:45 am through Zoom. Book: Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian ...

Basic Lay Servant Training

Saturday, May 22, 2021
Basic Lay Servant Ministries Training This course is foundational for all courses in lay servant ministries. May 8,15, 22 and 29 (Saturdays) from 9:00 am to 11:45 am through Zoom. Book: Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian ...

Basic Lay Servant Training

Saturday, May 29, 2021
Basic Lay Servant Ministries Training This course is foundational for all courses in lay servant ministries. May 8,15, 22 and 29 (Saturdays) from 9:00 am to 11:45 am through Zoom. Book: Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian ...

Advanced Lay Servant Training

Saturday, July 10, 2021 to Saturday, July 31, 2021
Advanced "Accountable Discipleship" This course focuses on the concept of the household of God, Scripture as divine revelation, Wesleyan understanding of grace, and the importance of the class leaders in the development of the Methodist movement. ...

Advanced Lay Servant Training

Saturday, July 17, 2021 to Saturday, August 7, 2021
Advanced "Accountable Discipleship" This course focuses on the concept of the household of God, Scripture as divine revelation, Wesleyan understanding of grace, and the importance of the class leaders in the development of the Methodist movement. ...

Advanced Lay Servant Training

Saturday, July 24, 2021 to Saturday, August 14, 2021
Advanced "Accountable Discipleship" This course focuses on the concept of the household of God, Scripture as divine revelation, Wesleyan understanding of grace, and the importance of the class leaders in the development of the Methodist movement. ...

Advanced Lay Servant Training

Saturday, July 31, 2021 to Saturday, August 21, 2021
Advanced "Accountable Discipleship" This course focuses on the concept of the household of God, Scripture as divine revelation, Wesleyan understanding of grace, and the importance of the class leaders in the development of the Methodist movement. ...

Lay Servant/Speaker Training

Saturday, September 11, 2021 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Laurens United Methodist Church
CAMP CLEAR LAKE DISTRICT LAY SERVANT/LAY SPEAKER TRAINING LAURENS METHODIST CHURCH 201 W MAIN ST LAURENS, IA 50554-1309 SEPTEMBER 11, 2021 9:00AM TO 5 PM                 The following classes will be available for those wishing to certify or ...

Iowa Conference UMW Annual Meeting (In-person and ZOOM Livestream)

Saturday, October 2, 2021 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: Cherokee United Methodist Church
The Iowa Conference’s United Methodist Women will host their annual meeting on Zoom Livestream or in-person at the Cherokee United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Coffee and registration will be from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and the ...

October Winterization Blitz

Monday, October 4, 2021 to Sunday, October 31, 2021
WE ARE RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS AND GROUPS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS TO HELP HOMEOWNERS GET READY FOR WINTER! Many homeowners still need assistance with basic repairs to prevent pipes from freezing and provide better protection from the elements. This ...

Fall 2021 Orders & Fellowship event

Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Big Creek State Park
Join the Fall Orders & Fellowship event Thursday, October 14th from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Big Creek State Park shelters by the beach to connect with God and peers. We've asked our leaders to build groups from an area of their passion and invite ...

Developing Digital Faith Communities with Cathy Townley

Monday, October 18, 2021 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
The Congregational Excellence team invites you to join two webinars to continue learning about Developing Online Faith Communities. The webinars will be hosted by Cathy Townley, who has years of experience coaching churches through the digital age. ...
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Developing Digital Faith Communities with Cathy Townley

Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Congregational Excellence team invites you to join two webinars to continue learning about Developing Online Faith Communities. The webinars will be hosted by Cathy Townley, who has years of experience coaching churches through the digital age. ...
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Developing Digital Faith Communities with Cathy Townley

Monday, October 25, 2021 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
The Congregational Excellence team invites you to join two webinars to continue learning about Developing Online Faith Communities. The webinars will be hosted by Cathy Townley, who has years of experience coaching churches through the digital age. ...
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Fall Lunch

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Osceola UMC
Osceola UMC Fall Lunch will be on October 26, 2021. Lunch will be carry out and local delivery. Please contact the church to place your order.

Developing Digital Faith Communities with Cathy Townley

Thursday, October 28, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Congregational Excellence team invites you to join two webinars to continue learning about Developing Online Faith Communities. The webinars will be hosted by Cathy Townley, who has years of experience coaching churches through the digital age. ...
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ALD-Advanced Lay Servant/Speaker Training

Saturday, November 13, 2021 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Atlantic, First United Methodist Church
ALDERSGATE DISTRICT LAY SERVANT/LAYSPEAKER TRAINING ALANTIC, FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 800 POPLAR ST.  ALANTIC, IA 50022 NOVEMBER 13 2021 8:30AM TO 4:30PM The following classes will be available for those wishing to certify or recertify their ...

The Blessings of Play

Saturday, November 13, 2021 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit sags a person's strength. Proverbs 17:22 Playing is as sacred as music and silence. Like prayer, laughter and play can be healing to the mind, body, and soul. when we play, we leave behind ...

Discerning a Call to Ministry - Attend the Candidacy Retreat

Saturday, February 5, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Are you exploring a call to ministry? The candidacy retreat which is a requirement of the candidacy process is an opportunity to further discern your call to ministry, learn more about the process, meet others on the journey, hear from those serving ...

Going Beyond Food Pantries - Spring 2022 Orders & Fellowship Event

Thursday, March 24, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Immanuel UMC
Learn and engage in transformational ways with those in poverty going beyond food pantries. Rev. Brian Combs is a graduate of NC State and Emory University.  While no degree was awarded, his most formative education came from attending integrated ...
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Taste of South Sudan - Storm Lake United Methodist Church

Saturday, July 30, 2022 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2022 11:00AM—1:00PM  at the Storm Lake United Methodist Church Family Life Center (Enter off of Cayuga Street, under the drive-thru canopy) Come experience food beginning at 11:00 AM followed by entertainment by the SLHS South ...

ALD-Professional Interviews

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: Council Bluffs, Broadway

ALD-Professional Interviews

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Carson UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

Thursday, August 4, 2022 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: New Market UMC

Forging a New Path with Rebekah Simon-Peter

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Des Moines Immanuel UMC
We invite you to a lunch and learn with Rebekah Simon-Peter. Raised in the Jewish religion, Rebekah Simon-Peter became a follower of Jesus and was ordained a United Methodist minister. She saw a vital need for boldness within congregations and their ...

ALD-Professional Interviews

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Mt. Ayr, First UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Osceola UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

Thursday, August 11, 2022 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: Osceola UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 9:00 AM to 7:15 PM
Location: Casey UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: Denison, First UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

Thursday, August 18, 2022 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Shenandoah, First UMC

RVP - Circuit 1 Professional Interviews

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: DM Sheridan Park UMC

RVP - Loam Circuit Professional Interviews

Thursday, August 25, 2022 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Granger Emmanuel UMC

Midwest Mission rice meal packing event for Ukraine

Saturday, August 27, 2022 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: United Methodist Christian Life Center
Experience Midwest Mission   |   AUGUST 27TH   |   HANDS-ON MISSION EVENT IN ANKENY, IOWA Help us pack 8,400 Rice Meal bags that will feed 50,400 people in Ukraine. Learn about the different ways you can put your faith into action and be the hands ...
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Africa Festival of Hope at Nashua United Methodist Church

Saturday, August 27, 2022 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Nashua United Methodist Church
The Nashua UMC and Republic Community Church, in conjunction with Africans in the diaspora in the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, take the opportunity to invite you, your family, congregation, and your community to the Africa ...

RVP - Warren County Circuit Professional Interviews

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Indianola First UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Greenfield UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Jefferson, First UMC

RVP - Circuit 9 Professional Interviews

Thursday, September 8, 2022 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Knoxville First UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

Thursday, September 8, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Jefferson, First UMC

RVP - Station, Innovation & Independent Circuits Professional Interviews

Monday, September 12, 2022 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Ankeny First UMC

RVP - Circuit 4 Professional Interviews Day 1

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: DM Immanuel UMC

RVP - Circuit 4 Professional Interviews Day 2

Thursday, September 15, 2022 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Urbandale Walmart Hills

New Hope UMC God's Girlfriends Women's Retreat

Thursday, September 15, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: DM New Hope UMC
Speaker for the evening will be Michelle Laughlin No cost. We do ask you to pre-register by September 4th at nhfamily@newhopedsm.org or 515-278-2097 Doors Open At 6PM

RVP Welcome Reception for Ron & Beth Carlson

Sunday, September 18, 2022 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Reception for Ron & Beth Carlson Sunday, Sept. 18th 2:00-4:00PM @ Ankeny Christian Life Center (710 NE 36th St, Ankeny, IA 50021) *Short Program Starting at 2:45PM

RVP - Circuit 7 Professional Interviews

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Marshalltown Hope UMC

Golden Valley Lay Servant Training

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 5:00 PM to Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 9:00 PM
Location: Fort Madison United Methodist Church
Lay Servant Training - in person September 20 and September 22 from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the Fort Madison UM Church Registrations are due September 6, 2022 Classes are free; however, registration is highly encouraged. Lay Servant Ministries, Basic ...

RVP - Circuit 8 Professional Interviews

Thursday, September 22, 2022 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Newton St Luke

Aldersgate-DCOM

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

2022 RVP Lay Servant Advanced Training Course

Saturday, October 1, 2022 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
ADVANCE COURSE (through ZOOM) - Leading Worship October 1, 8 & 15, 2022 (9:00AM to 12:30PM) (Book: Worshipping with United Methodists by Hoyt L. Hickman) More Information & Registration Questions? Feel free to contact Bernie Colorado, Lay Servant ...

RVP Circuit 1 Charge Conference

Sunday, October 2, 2022 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: DM Sheridan Park
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RVP Circuit 4 Charge Conference

Sunday, October 2, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: DM Immanuel UMC
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RVP - Story County Circuit (10) Professional Interviews Day 1

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Ames First UMC

RVP - Story County Circuit (10) Professional Interviews Day 2

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Ames First UMC

2022 RVP Lay Servant Advanced Training Course

Saturday, October 8, 2022 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
ADVANCE COURSE (through ZOOM) - Leading Worship October 1, 8 & 15, 2022 (9:00AM to 12:30PM) (Book: Worshipping with United Methodists by Hoyt L. Hickman) More Information & Registration Questions? Feel free to contact Bernie Colorado, Lay Servant ...

RVP Circuit 9 Charge Conference

Sunday, October 9, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Knoxville First UMC
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2022 RVP Lay Servant Advanced Training Course

Saturday, October 15, 2022 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
ADVANCE COURSE (through ZOOM) - Leading Worship October 1, 8 & 15, 2022 (9:00AM to 12:30PM) (Book: Worshipping with United Methodists by Hoyt L. Hickman) More Information & Registration Questions? Feel free to contact Bernie Colorado, Lay Servant ...

RVP Circuit 7 Charge Conference

Sunday, October 16, 2022 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Marshalltown First UMC
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RVP Circuit 8 Charge Conference

Sunday, October 16, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Newton First UMC
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Discerning a Call to Ministry - Candidacy Retreat

Saturday, October 22, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Are you exploring a call to ministry? The candidacy retreat which is a requirement of the candidacy process is an opportunity to further discern your call to ministry, learn more about the process, meet others on the journey, hear from those serving ...
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RVP Circuit 10 Charge Conference

Sunday, October 23, 2022 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Ames Collegiate UMC
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Aldersgate-DCOM

Thursday, October 27, 2022 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

RVP Circuit 5 Charge Conference

Sunday, November 6, 2022 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Granger Immanuel UMC
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RVP Circuit 2 Charge Conference

Sunday, November 6, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Indianola First UMC
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RVP Station & Independent & Innovation Circuits Charge Conference

Sunday, November 13, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Ankeny First UMC
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Aldersgate-DCOM

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Aldersgate-DCOM

Thursday, March 16, 2023 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Iowa Licensing School

Sunday, April 30, 2023 to Friday, May 5, 2023
The Iowa Licensing School will be April 30th - May 5th, 2023. There will likely be an additional day or two before or after those dates for focused work on worship and preaching that will be announced in the near future.  You my view the 2022 ...

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